Travel Blogs from The, New Zealand

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Teachers in Japan..., Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Teachers in Japan...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... avoid, how much holiday I should receive and lots of other things that I have stored in the memory bank. At the moment, I'm obviously still in New Zealand so I am still thinking about that, but as soon as I get home I will switch my attention to Japan ...

In Hot Water, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

In Hot Water

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... the shore in torturously twisty fashion, and gives amazing views of isloated beaches, rolling surf and flowering pohutukawas- the New Zealand Christmas tree which bursts into crimson splendour for December and January. It reminded me of Cornwall- with ...

$19 the cost of nature., Coromandel, New Zealand travel blog

$19 the cost of nature.

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... fast the boat goes. Equipped with speaker system, toilet and swish leather seats we have a very comfortable morning/afternoon fishing on the boat mainly spent asking inane questions to a very hungover Sean and Al, like, "have you ever NOT ...

A derailed train!, Coromandel Town, New Zealand travel blog

A derailed train!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... never experienced anything as bad as on Boxing Day night. Two new guys were in my dorm, and both of them could snore for New Zealand! One of the guys was in the bed above me, and a few prods from below temporarily put him out of action. The other guy was ...

Three-eyed beasts, Invercargill and the Catlins, New Zealand travel blog

Three-eyed beasts

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... watery eyes. We then braved the wind at Slope Point, the most southerly point in New Zealand, and almost equidistant between the Equator and the South Pole. It is the home of New Zealand's most southerly sheep, who seemed windswept but happy. ...

Penguin kisses, Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Penguin kisses

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... rolling hills. It was attractive, but not the spectacular scenery I'd been expecting, until we rounded a corner and the New Zealand landscape did one of its characteristic amazing transformations. Suddenly we were between the rocky walls of the gorge, ...

Whitianga, Coromandel, Coromandel, New Zealand travel blog

Whitianga, Coromandel

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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... I learnt some very useful skills there. The most important being how to eat a pot noodle using only half a bread roll and a straw! The campsite provided no cooking or eating gear whatsoever and it cost 10 cent for a 5 min shower so I wasn't too ...

Walks in the woods, The Tree House, Kohukohu, Northlands, New Zealand travel blog

Walks in the woods

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... eventually took us to Kohukohu where we followed the 'Historic' trail past various 'sites' around the town. These ranged from the oldest bridge in New Zealand to an old train sleeper chassis left at the side of the road. A veggie burger later and we ...

The Pinnacles, Thames, New Zealand travel blog

The Pinnacles

A travel blog entry by rich

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... walks all over Europe, including a marathon 14 day excursion in Sweden! It was good to walk with someone else, although the walks in New Zealand are so well organised that it is pretty much impossible to get lost. After a couple of hours walking, we ...

Coromandel, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Coromandel

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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... up the closer we got to Whitianga so that by the time we arrived it was full on sunshine, superb!!! We headed straight to the beach, where I was quickly reminded of the joy of sandflies, those horrible little black flies that seem to love to bit me. ...

A 144 Hour tour - Greenstone And Kepler, The Divide - Kinloch - Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

A 144 Hour tour - Greenstone And Kepler

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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... France who lives in England and the other from Maine in the United States) and an older Kiwi couple (not the birds , just people who live in New Zealand ... Funny mental image though ... he he). It's nice to have a mixture of people from different places ...

Finding Something, Otautu Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Finding Something

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... clever torch/beer bottle/sticky tape contraption that allows us to see in the pitch black. After hearing so much about how beautiful the stars are in New Zealand, we are a little gutted that it is so cloudy tonight, until as if just for us, the sky clears ...

Caving, Nevesville, New Zealand travel blog

Caving

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... into the cave. The little Taiwanese couple that were with us couldn't stop squealing with delight as they lowered themselves down into the cave, it was pretty funny. We started into the cave after everyone was down and harnesses were off (the whole cave ...

Out To Pasture, Colville, New Zealand travel blog

Out To Pasture

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... sunlight as we bounced our way over the unpaved road. We passed through fences and alongside grazing sheep before entering the woods and crossing a stream. Scottie, despite his diminutive size, made it through the rocky waterway unscathed. And before we ...

Coromandel, Coromandel, New Zealand travel blog

Coromandel

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... for i have sinned. It's been three months since my last entry and i've nearly forgotten the end of our trip in New Zealand... Skipped the North tip of the North Island and went instead to the Coromandel Penninsula, where we met up with Diane and Dan ...

One-One to the England with one to play, The Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand travel blog

One-One to the England with one to play

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... permit. (OK, I only needed one day to do that but it just so happened that England were playing cricket across the ditch in New Zealand....) So off I popped to windy Wellington for the second Test in the three match series. We had been humiliated in ...

Beautiful beaches, big trees, bad bread..., Bay of Islands and the Kauri coast, New Zealand travel blog

Beautiful beaches, big trees, bad bread...

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... it is called for the significant stands of large Kauri trees still to be found here. Extensive subtropical rainforest, of which the mighty Kauri (Agathis australis) was king, once covered most of the North Island, but logging and agriculture have reduced ...

Up north, The Northlands, New Zealand travel blog

Up north

A travel blog entry by baldtel_on_tour

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... windier the roads (these things hug the mountain for dear life) and the thicker the rain forest. I didn't even know New Zealand had rainforest. The weather is just as unpredictable as the Uk and skips between rain and RAIN!!. So I've seen some glow ...

Glaciers and Hot Pools, The West Coast, New Zealand travel blog

Glaciers and Hot Pools

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

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... the Matukituki Valley with a detour to spectacular Rob Roy Glacier en route. More spectacular for its noisy ice-avalanches crashing down the mountain-side. Luckily we weren't within range, so didn't feel the need to run for our lives! We shared the ...

The Land of the Very Long Dark Cloud, Auckland and chunks of the North Island, New Zealand travel blog

The Land of the Very Long Dark Cloud

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... the door by their son Lewis and their daughter Bethany who after just a couple of years on foreign soil had picked up the New Zealand accent perfectly and were now fluent in pronouncing their 'E's' as 'I's' and an enjoyable evening was had by all enjoying ...

Nelson (again!) and Abel Tasman, North coast of the South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Nelson (again!) and Abel Tasman

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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... sands, and the water is so clear. Lovely! The sun was shining as we jetted off and headed to find a nice beach along the Abel Tasman shoreline - eventually we found one that looked quite enough, even though we did have to share with a few kayakers. We ...

Tim Tam Explosions, The Tree House, Kohukohu, Northlands, New Zealand travel blog

Tim Tam Explosions

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... the Tasman Sea far below was striking against the golden sands of the dunes. It was strange to think this was still the Northlands of New Zealand, I felt like I was in the middle of some far off desert. While we searched for a suitable slope on which to ...

Eastside of Coromandel, East Coromandel, New Zealand travel blog

Eastside of Coromandel

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... the temperature right for your whole body! Was really cool though and glad we did it. Then headed further south down the peninsula for more lovely views before we decided to head further north towards Auckland. This was mainly to get into Auckland ...

Teabagged in Coromandel, Colville, New Zealand travel blog

Teabagged in Coromandel

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... rugby fans apparently have low social skills and feel the need to pee and poop in along the side of the road forcing the NZ government to introduce a new law. We’ve booked the Hobbiton tour for a couple of days time and so we are trying to arrange a ...

Scaling The Pinnacles, The Coromandel, New Zealand travel blog

Scaling The Pinnacles

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

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... are second only to the Canadian Redwood in sheer size, but they are now virtually all gone - felled for timber - sad really. The descent views were predictably fantastic, as for a while we followed the edge of a valley, with glimpses through the ...

Sore Knees and Bees.., Paihia, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

Sore Knees and Bees..

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... the sake of peeing in Hundertwasser's toilets. We continued past Kawakawa North West then finally headed East back across to Paihia. The scooter journey was absolutely hilarious - and a lot of fun! From the minute we left the lodge and started ...

Landed in Hot Water, Cormandel Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Landed in Hot Water

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Friday 28th January 2005 Today was the Coramandel Peninsula - some unsealed windy mountain roads, and reach the really nice town of Whitianga - ostensibly to catch the ferry (which turns out to be passenger only), so have to double back to take the land ...

Nut Stops, The Milford Track, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Nut Stops

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... the track along the bank of the Clinton is undoubtedly entitled to take rank as one of the most romantic bush walks in New Zealand, or for the matter of that, in the wide world. At every step of the way fresh vistas of exceeding beauty open up through ...

H2O Heaven, The Milford Track, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

H2O Heaven

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... I had assumed that my waterproof jacket was going to do its job and once again, as is so easily done, I'd overlooked the ferocity of the New Zealand weather. I guess it's times like these that provide a realistic road test for your gear. Maybe mine had ...

Back at the Ranch, The Milford Track, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Back at the Ranch

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... Anau back into the tiny township where we stopped, almost instinctively, at the welcoming outdoor seated area of a popular eatery known as 'The Ranch'. Having enjoyed a well earned hearty meal and a couple of cold ones outside in the warm sun, we've just ...

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